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Jan Olsson (footballer born 1944)

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Place of birthKungshamn, Sweden
Playing positionMidfielder

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Jan Olsson, born 18 March 1944 in Kungshamn, Bohuslän, is a former Swedish footballer.

Jan Olsson played for Gais before he became professional with VfB Stuttgart in 1969. In 1971 he returned to Gais.

He's remembered as a rough midfielder and defender. In the 1970 FIFA World Cup he famously marked the Italian forward Luigi Riva. In total he was capped 22 times for the Swedish national team.

He was the manager of Eintracht Braunschweig from July 1994 until September 1995.




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